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BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Mattapan was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud, aggravated identity theft, and drug possession.

Yhoan Alexis Nivar Rodriguez, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 43 months in prison. Nivar will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Nivar previously pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud, aggravated identity theft, and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine.

Nivar was arrested and charged in a July 2018 federal law enforcement sweep of 25 individuals accused of document and benefit fraud. Dubbed “Double Trouble,” the investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigation’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, comprised of local, state, and federal agencies with expertise in detecting, deterring, and disrupting organizations and individuals involved in various types of document, identity, and benefit fraud schemes.

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